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This Silicon Valley Billionaire Is Splashing Serious Cash To Embalm His Brain And Upload His Consciousness To The Cloud

This Silicon Valley Billionaire Is Splashing Serious Cash To Embalm His Brain And Upload His Consciousness To The Cloud March 21, 2018

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    The home of tech juggernauts like Facebook and Apple, Silicon Valley is often revered as the mecca of innovation and forward-thinking technologies created to both simplify and enhance day-to-day life. While new gadgets and software work harmoniously to better connect individuals to the fast pace of modern life, the work of the Bay Area-based startup Nectome is elevating tech evolution to an unbelievable level.In a move that could be lifted from the script of the techno-paranoia series “Black Mirror,” billionaire entrepreneur Sam Altman hopes to one day immortalize his consciousness by “archiving his mind” with the help of the groundbreaking new company. With immortality now in reach, Altman paid thousands of dollars to secure his spot as a future upload to the digital cloud–but there’s a catch. In order to digitize his mind, he has to DIE first. 

    Meet Sam Altman

    IMAGE BY: Vjeran Pavic

    At just 32 years old, tech entrepreneur Sam Altman already boasts an incredibly impressive resume. As the president of seed accelerator and venture capital firm Y Combinator, Altman has a direct impact on nurturing the most promising top tech startups that the Bay Area has to offer. Nectome, one of Y Combinator’s latest ventures promises to preserve the preserve the human brain indefinitely until it can be digitized and archived.